Local Gem You Must See: Viklari the Last Castle, Cyprus

Do you want to see a really cool place for lunch? Then you have to go to Viklari, The Last Castle in Paphos, Cyprus.

Well known by all locals for great food and even better views, this secret hot spot is a short drive away in Akamas Peninsula

Don’t get put off by the rough road that takes you there, it will be well worth the drive. 

It doesn’t look like much from outside, but wait when you walk in!

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You’re greeted by an outstanding view on the side, and through a beautiful stone-lined walkway, you enter the restaurant area covered with vines.

(if you want to book your table and get location details, scroll to the bottom of the article)

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Everything in here is as rustic as it gets and I couldn’t love it more! The vines provide a lovely shade and reflect like a disco ball a beautiful mosaic on the floor.

It is beautifully green in spring and summer, definitely the best time to visit!

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When we were there, the grapes were just getting ripe and the vine provided nice shelter from the midday heat.

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We called a day earlier and booked a big table with a view – a must if you want to make it there for lunch in summer, this place gets really busy even weekdays.

We started with some house wine, served – how else – than in a rustic jug.

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This is no place for picky eaters – the restaurant only serves one menu and lunch only, you choose either chicken or pork (or mixed).

It comes with gigantic chips, freshly prepared salad, some bread and of course wine!

The food is good quality, I would say even better than you get in most restaurants in Paphos (especially in the harbor area).

The salad is rather simple but very fresh. Good fresh ingredients, you can’t go wrong with those.

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Everyone is very friendly and this place is popular, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. 

If you have some spare time, you might like to visit Avakas Gorge, there is a turn towards it when you leave the restaurant.

Viklari, the Last Castle – Cyprus


opening hours: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

contact+357 26 991088 for bookings

Facebook page: here

Paphos: Recommended Tours & Experiences

  • Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day – with a pick-up from Paphos, you can enjoy a day exploring the wilderness of Akamas National Park and a cruise in the Blue Lagoon, which will be one of the highlights of your stay in Cyprus (I certainly love both of these places!).
  • Half Day Sea Star Cruise from Paphos – a scenic trip on a luxury yacht that will take you around Paphos coastline and the area of St George’s island, where you can admire the crystal clear waters, swim or relax onboard. Includes pick up from hotel, buffet lunch and all swimming and snorkelling equipment included.
  • Off-Road Quadbike Safari from Paphos – an adventurous buggy safari around the coast of Paphos with a self drive buggy and experienced guide. A great way to enjoy the views for those with an adventurous spirit!
  • Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite – pick up in central Paphos and guided tour in English showing you the highlights of Limassol including the ancient site of Kourion (entrance fees included).
  • Explore More in Cyprus

    Hiking the Aphrodite Trail in Akamas

    Stunning Photography Spots in Cyprus

    Things to do in Paphos

    Mini Expedition in Akamas Peninsula

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    10 thoughts on “Local Gem You Must See: Viklari the Last Castle, Cyprus”

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    2. Hi there

      We’re coming out from England next week and have been recommended to your restaurant. Wondered when you were open and how we might be able to book a table?



    3. Hi we鈥檙e coming out in may and are keen to have a meal as been recommended is the restaurant accessible walking or just buy car from Paphos harbour

      • Hi Pete
        it’s only accessible by car or quadbike. It’s at the entrance to Akamas Peninsula.
        You should also book ahead as they tend to get very busy and are only open for lunch.

      • You can have a wedding reception there. If you want to have the wedding ceremony, the only legal way is to get an Anglican priest or Orthodox priest over there.
        If you want just a town hall wedding, you need to check with Paphos Town hall if they will be happy to do it there. There is an extra fee for ceremonies outside the town hall, I believe it was around 200 eur.
        I’ve seen pictures from a wedding reception at Viklari and it does look lovely. Keep in mind please that the road up hill to the restaurant is full of bumps and holes, so I would not recommend driving up there with a fancy car.
        Also for a wedding reception in there, once it gets dark there are almost no lights along the road and limited lighting in the restaurant, worth thinking about if you’re taking pictures later on.


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